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About UMC

Call to Action - Vital Congregations

VitalSigns Weekly Reporting Begins January 2014

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Whittenburg UMC revived after employing the Call to Action

First Gatlinburg studied the Call to Action and Developed a Vital Hispanic Ministry

The Vital Congregations project was authorized by the Council of Bishops and the Connectional Table in response to the Call to Action (C2A) research, which identified a vital congregation as being one that has:

  • Inviting and inspiring worship
  • Engaged disciples in mission and outreach
  • Gifted, equipped and empowered lay leadership
  • Effective, equipped and inspired clergy leadership
  • Small groups and strong children’s programs and youth ministry

Learn more about the findings and recommendations of the Call to Action (C2A) and explore resources to help your congregation grow in vitality.


Neil Alexander addressed the 2011 Clergy Gathering. These two downloadable items were provided as resources:

Read about Call to Action - Vital Congregations in this story from The Call

Holston children celebrate their birthdays by giving to others

Aug. 28, 2017 Ronyn Kelley of First-Centenary United Methodist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Marley Jane Musser of Dasmascus United Methodist Church in Damascus, Va., are among four birthday girls recently celebrated by United Methodist ...

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